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IDAHO OUT-OF-SCHOOL NETWORK

ION helps educators find grants and professional support for summer and afterschool programs. The network connects families and increases access to high-quality youth programs across Idaho. 

SUMMER OF INNOVATION GRANTS

Congratulations to these NEW award recipients:

Burley Public Library   |     Kaniksu Land Trust     |      Kids Klub Inc   |

Lincoln County Youth Center    |     National Outdoor Learning Alliance

Oneida County 4H Community Clubs    |     Portneuf Public Library

Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation   |   The Art Museum of Eastern Idaho

The Space Idaho   |   U of I Extension 4-H Ada and Canyon Counties

Upriver Youth Leadership Council   |    Wilderness Science Education

ESSER GRANTEES CONTINUING IN SUMMER 2024: Boys & Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley; City of Troy; Future Public School; Gizmo-CDA, Inc.; Harwood Afterschool / Community School SD 251; International Rescue Committee; Notus School District; Roots Forest School; Salmon Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition; USCRI Twin Falls Refugee Program.

CELEBRATING IDAHO'S AFTERSCHOOL CHAMPIONS

Idaho's 2024 Afterschool Champions:

Deanna Finley, Rathdrum     Susan Hollenbeak, Riggins  Clifford and Kathy Scheline, Donnelly   Lisa Brady, Treasure Valley  |   Claire Sponseller, Idaho Statewide Advocate   |    Rachelle Paxman, Ammon 

Each Afterschool Champion will receive public recognition for their great work at the Power Up Summit this fall, including complimentary registration and travel expenses to Boise, September 18-19, 2024.

ION WEB WORKSHOPS

Register Today in the ION Learning Academy

“Quality Matters” is an innovative program that empowers afterschool providers with the tools and insights needed to elevate their programs to excellence.

In this hybrid training and Q&A session, ION will blend structured learning with the excitement of real-time interaction. Participants will not only receive training but also have the opportunity to submit their questions, which will be answered live during the sessions.

April 25th | BB2 Supportive Relationships & Environments

May 9th | BB3 Youth Voice, Leadership, & Engagement

May 23rd | BB4 - Responsiveness to Culture & Identity

IDAHO BUILDING BLOCKS FOR OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME QUALITY

Welcome to the Idaho Building Blocks for Quality Video Series! In these videos, we delve into the essential elements of creating an impactful and purposeful out-of-school program. From defining clear goals and objectives to designing engaging activities and fostering positive relationships, these videos equip program coordinators, educators, and youth leaders with the knowledge and tools necessary to craft high-quality programs that empower and inspire young minds. Join us as we explore effective strategies, practical tips, and real-life examples that will elevate your afterschool program to new heights of excellence. Get ready to build a strong foundation for success!

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10TH ANNUAL POWER UP SUMMIT 2023

  • TWO AMAZING DAYS OF SUPPORT AND RESOURCES

  • HONORED 8 OUT-OF-SCHOOL CHAMPIONS FROM THROUGHOUT THE STATE

  • FEATURED PANELS, KEYNOTES, AND BREAKOUT SESSIONS ON YOUTH ADVOCACY, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING, CODING WITH KIDS, PODCASTING, WILDFIRE EDUCATION, AND MORE!

  • INTERACTIVE STEM EXPO, AMAZING LINE UP OF EXHIBITORS, AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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